U.S./Canada, Alaska/Alberta: Permit in hand, an entrepreneur starts on Alaska-Alberta Railway

By Michael Bellusci, AJOT.com; October 1, 2020 The team behind the proposed Alaska to Alberta railway aims to start prep…

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U.S., Alaska: Trump gives approval for Alberta-Alaska rail line to move resources

From Must Read Alaska; September 25, 2020 President Donald Trump says he is issuing a presidential permit for what’s known…

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U.S., Virginia: Long Bridge rail project between D.C. and Virginia barrels ahead

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Mercury, Inside NOVA; September 15, 2020 With the state budget in tatters and commuter levels at…

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U.S., New York Governor Cuomo: Old train cars to be dropped off Long Island coast to boost artificial reef

By Bernadette Hogan, New York Post; September 15, 2020 ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will be dropping…

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U.S., Virginia/District of Columbia: Long Bridge Project Reaches Critical Milestone

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; September 3, 2020: ~ Completion of Environmental Planning…

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Asia, Japan: Special train unveiled as Hokkaido railroad marks 140th anniversary

From Kyodo News; August 31, 2020 Hokkaido Railway Co. on Monday unveiled a new special multipurpose express train to mark…

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U.S. – Pan Am Railways sale: What’s in it for New Hampshire tracks?

By Michael Kitch, New Hampshire Business Review; August 28, 2020 The prospective sale of Pan Am Railways, the largest regional…

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U.S.: Freight RAILCAR Act Introduced

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; August 24, 2020 Six U.S. Representatives—three Democrats and three Republicans—have introduced bipartisan…

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U.S., Central Florida: SunRail pilots sensor-activated crossing signage

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 5, 2020 SunRail last week installed the first of 11 sensor-activated alert signs at a…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: After studying a Berks railroad icon, a Wilson and Kutztown grad resurrected his business

By Andrew Kulp, Reading Eagle; July 28, 2020 There was no more logical choice to revive POHL Railroad Materials Corp. than…

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Europe: ‘World’s first’ hydrogen station for passenger trains to be built in Germany

By Joanna Sampson, H2 View; July 28, 2020 A groundbreaking ceremony has been held in Bremervörde, Germany for the “world’s…

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U.S., Illinois: Chicago Metra, At Odds With Union Pacific, Petitions Surface Transportation Board

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; July 21, 2020 Chicago’s Metra commuter rail agency on July 21 asked…

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U.S., North Carolina – Raleigh’s lost train roundhouse: Century-old footprint from steam-era hidden in downtown

By Heather Leah, Multiplatform Producer, WRAL; July 22, 2020 Raleigh, N.C. — Downtown Raleigh harbors many secrets and hidden relics…

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U.S.: Ohio Rail Development Commission approves grant for Indiana & Ohio Railway and Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

A press release from The Ohio Rail Development Commission, The Highland County Press; July 16, 2020 On July 15, the…

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Europe, France: Alstom offers French factory sale to clinch Bombardier deal

By Maya Nikolaeva and Sarah White, Reuters, Financial Post; July 9, 2020 PARIS — France’s TGV high-speed train maker Alstom…

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U.S. – Canada, Alaska – Alberta: With start of surveying activities, A2A Rail achieves another development milestone

A press release from Alaska-Alberta Railway Development Corporation; July 7, 2020: Alaska – Alberta Rail initiates surveying activities in Alberta.…

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U.S.: House passes $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 2, 2020 The U.S. House yesterday passed the $1.5 trillion Moving Forward Act, H.R. 2,…

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U.S., Commentary: House transportation bill fails to unite when it is needed most

By Ian Jefferies, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; June 30, 2020 The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee passed a $500 billion…

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U.S., Commentary: Can Private Intercity Passenger Rail Return to America?

By Scott Beyer, Catalyst; June 30, 2020 Private rail transport can work in the United States—we know because it still…

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U.S.: Could Maryland finally be ready to replace Baltimore’s oldest rail tunnel?

By Alex Holt, Maryland Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; June 24, 2020 Baltimore Penn Station and the trains which pass through…

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Canada, Nova Scotia: Cape Bretoners call for repairs to crumbling rail line

By Tom Ayers ,CBC News; June 16, 2020 Some Cape Bretoners are calling for immediate repairs to the crumbling rail…

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U.S., New Mexico: George R.R. Martin buys the historic Santa Fe Southern Railway with two other partners

By Abhijeet Singh, Wiki of Thrones; June 1, 2020 Most of us may not remember when exactly we lost interest…

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